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right now. >>> thanks very much. you're in "the situation room." happening now, countdown to election night. this hour we'll hear from both candidates live. also, huge turnout for the final day of early voting. reports of lines up to four hours long in some places. and as life begins to return to normal in manhattan, new pleas for help from another hard-hit new york city borough. we're talking about queens. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we're now just three days from the presidential election and the race for the white house is reaching a fever pitch. both campaigns are making a final push for the candidates. their wives, the former president bill clinton, the house speaker john boehner all campaigning down to the wire. cnn is covering their every move. our correspondents are in key locations in critical states. any one of which could ultimately decide who will be the next president of the united states. we're going to -- let's go to colorado right now. mitt romney is speaking there but jim acosta is there setting the stage. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: mi
. >>> you're in "the situation room." furious final push to election day. we're with the candidate as they add new urgency to the campaigns. we're also in the states that could decide who the next president could be. >>> plus, a weapons factory bombed in sudan and why it might be the latest move in a shadow war between israel and iran. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." with just a week and a half until the election, the candidate right now are in a dead heat. they've been crisscrossing the country in a mad scramble to make a difference to get out the vote and sway the undecided. the obama campaign is also calling in some of the heavy artillery. that would be the former president, bill clinton of the here is cnn's white house correspondent. >> reporter: for president obama there is no more powerful surrogate than president clinton. something he acknowledged in an interview released thursday. the last time we had healthy broad-based groelth was when he was president and people remember that. so
will be fought out through the last poll closing on election night. look at these two candidates among independents. governor romney with a slight edge 48% to 46%. again, that's a statistical tie well within the margin of error. the auto bailout is one of the things the president thinks will help him here in ohio. you heard him mention that in this speech. look at this in the industrial northern part of the state, across northern ohio where you have many auto-related direct factory plants, the president leads 52% to 45%. some evidence there especially among white blue collar workers the president is doing better than he might have done otherwise without the auto bailout. what was fascinating four years ago when you visited where i am, you knew at this time the race was over because the president then-senator obama was doing so well here. look at our poll numbers here from cincinnati and the southwest part of the state. governor romney ahead 52% to 47% in a region that is absolutely essential to republicans if they are to win a close statewide election here. we visited both campaign hea
. and they face huge lines trying to get anywhere. and with just five days until the presidential election, we're releasing a new poll from colorado. a must-win state for both candidates. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> while much of the country, even the presidential race is returning to normal today, we're hearing and seeing misery and growing desperation for millions of people in the northeastern united states. here is the big picture as it stands right now. hurricane sandy's blame for at least 88 deaths in the united states and two in canada raising the storm's overall death toll to 157. a little under 5 million power customers across the eastern united states awoke to no electricity again. that's down to the nearly 8 million when the storm hit on monday though. some 36,000 people now are signed up for government help from fema, the federal emergency management agency. the homeland security secretary, janet napolitano, who's in new york city, says that's only just the beginning. but many residents of staten island which was inundated by the storm's tidal surge, say th
days before the election the president would be in new jersey with chris christie, the republican governor who was so critical of him at the republican convention at the end of august in tampa. who would have believed it. it's amazing how this situation has unfolded. >> reporter: right. you would have expected chris christie under other circumstances to be in ohio campaigning for mitt romney. look, wolf, given the tenor of our politics, even given the campaign we've had, the negative campaign we've had, we shouldn't find it remarkable that the president of the united states is doing his job and the governor of the state of new jersey who is of a different party is also doing his job. and the fact that they're coming together for people who have been devastated by a storm, even the most cynical among us would have to say this is of course what they ought to be doing, campaign or no campaign. >> and you see the president walking there. senator men dez of new jersey as well as governor chris christie. they're walking slowly but surely closer and closer toward the microphones. we expe
're only eight days away from the election. now the president will be off the campaign trail for two days, critical hours where the president was expected to be in these critical background states like florida, ohio, virginia. and now that has been put on pause. the president was asked if there was any concern about this and he seemed to suggest that he wasn't concerned. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. right now, our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives, that our search and rescue teams are going to be in place, that people are going to get the food, the water, the shelter that they need in case of emergency and that we respond as quickly as possible to get the economy back on track. >> now, the president has signed a disaster declarations for some nine states, including the district of columbia. the president continue
water. and just one week from election day, both president obama and mitt romney, they are shifting their focus. they are responding to the disaster without trying to appear overly political. >> i'm wolfe blitzer. you're in the situation room. >> today. >> right now the storm is over pennsylvania. torrential rain and in some places, blizzard conditions. here is the big picture as best we know it. 67 in the caribbean. close to 8 million customers in 15 states and the district of columbia have no electricity. spent last night in red cross operated shelters. this may be the worst storm ever to hit new york city. one of the biggest challenges is where the massive subway system is shut down, tunnels and stations are filled with high water. no idea when the trains will be running again. this is a difficult situation. take a look at laguardia airport. the runways are submerged and levels were so high they reached the jet lanes where people usually walk on to the planes. an entire neighborhood is destroyed by fire. at least 80 homes burned to the ground in the new york burro of queens. this
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